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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Legatrice, n. [Fem. of Legatour, formed (like Executrice, Heretrice etc.) in imitation of F. feminines in -trice from masculines in -teur.] = Legatrix,n. — 1624 Edinb. Test. LII. 313.
I … ordanis … my mother my onlie … legatrice & vniversall intromissatrix with & to my haill guidis
1641 Ib. LIX. 292.

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